A gunman fired at least 30 shots at a driver in Manayunk in what police described as an “execution-type homicide,” causing the 43-year-old victim to crash into his garage and fill it with smoke as his lifeless foot remained on the gas pedal.
The ordeal unfolded around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday along the 300 block of Dupont Street. Sebastian Cortinez, who lives nearby, told NBC10 he was inside his home when he heard multiple rounds of gunshots.
“I immediately got up. About eight more gunshots and as I was coming out about eight more too,” Cortinez said.
Cortinez told NBC10 he spotted a grey Jeep fleeing the scene. He then saw a Hyundai SUV inside a garage filled with smoke.
“Massive smoke came out of the windows,” Cortinez said. “It seems like the person was killed and the weight of the body was put on the pedals and the vehicle was just going straight into the garage.”
Police and firefighters arrived at the scene. Once firefighters cleared the smoke they found the man’s body inside the SUV.
“He was sitting in the driver’s seat and the engine was running,” Philadelphia Police Inspector Scott Small said. “That’s what caused the garage door to be filled with smoke.”
Small said the vehicle was struck dozens of times. NBC10 cameras captured the bullet-riddled SUV being towed from the scene, evidence markers next to each bullet hole.
“We found over 30 rifle rounds,” he said.
Police believe the man was targeted.
“At this time it appears to be an…